Colin Trevorrow has announced that he will be donating all of his Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker residuals to Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice. It was recently revealed that Trevorrow and Derek Connolly will receive writing credit in the upcoming final installment in the Skywalker Saga. Trevorrow was originally brought on to write and direct the movie, but he ran into some creative differences with Lucasfilm and exited the project. J.J. Abrams came in with Chris Terrio to rewrite the script and takeover directing duties.
Getting writing credit on a Star Wars movie is a huge deal and one that would certainly set Colin Trevorrow up with quite a bit of money. However, that doesn’t concern him. Instead, he’s taking inspiration from George Lucas and is passing on his good fortune to others who need it a lot more than he does. Trevorrow explains.
“Through his films, George Lucas taught us about our connection to all living things. He taught us to take care of one another, and he set a powerful example himself. The Alexander Devine Hospice helps families in the most challenging of times. I can’t think of a more fitting way to honor George’s legacy.”
The Alexander Devine Hospice is very excited and overwhelmed by Colin Trevorrow’s generous gesture. As Trevorrow stated, George Lucas has always been one to throw money at good causes and it’s a tradition he wants to continue. The Alexander Devine Hospice released a statement about the donation, which you can read below.
“The Force is strong with us. We are blown away by this incredibly generous gesture and we are deeply thankful to Colin for thinking of us. This extraordinary donation, the equivalent of paying for a nurse for a year, will really help us to continue to do this and importantly reach out to even more families that need us. We know that there are at least 1,200 children across Berkshire and the surrounding counties that need our help. Our care is free of charge and we are reliant on donations and fundraising to run our vital service. We cannot thank Colin Trevorrow and his family enough for their amazing support and generosity.”
George Lucas famously vowed to donate a large portion of the $4.05 billion he received from Disney for the sale of Lucasfilm to education. Lucas is very big proponent of education and is in the process of starting up The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles. Construction started in January 2018 and it will cost $1 billion to complete the project, which will have 300,000 square feet of floor space. It will be five levels, 115 ft. high and have a library, offices and two theaters. The museum is also redeveloping the area surrounding the museum in Exposition Park.
Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly are currently preparing for Jurassic World 3, which will hit theaters in 2021. Colin Trevorrow has spoken out quite a bit about Star Wars 9 over the past few months, but he has yet to reveal what his story was going to be. He did, however, reveal that it was J.J. Abrams’ idea to bring back Emperor Palpatine, which he thinks was a great idea. Deadline was the first to report on Trevorrow’s philanthropy.